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lovefofish

Peanut Gallery
May 22, 2010
1,015
60
Corona
Name
Drew
Boat Name
Cabo 216
Who's everyone (or anyone) using for fuel in the orange county area? I had Berry do a tank for me but he's since closed his doors. I don't really want to go to La Mesa to see American tanks, so anyone around my area of Costa Mesa to do a new tank for my 216 would be ideal
I used an 85 gallon moller plastic tank off Amazon. 400$ and was direct drop in. We did have to cut the small cross beam towards the back of the leaning post. I’ll see if I can find pics.
 
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lovefofish

Peanut Gallery
May 22, 2010
1,015
60
Corona
Name
Drew
Boat Name
Cabo 216
replaced the cross member, 5200 rubber underneath, stainless brackets and neoprene up Top.

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dwaynesda

dwayne
Apr 27, 2003
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go
Boat Name
Cabo 216
Yes, I dropped in the same Moeller tank in my Cabo down in San Quintin. A little bit of modification to support it on the bottom and strapped it in. 1/2 day project. It is plenty of fuel for the Yamaha F150.
 
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acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
904
1,078
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat Name
Always changing
replaced the cross member, 5200 rubber underneath, stainless brackets and neoprene up Top.

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Yes, I dropped in the same Moeller tank in my Cabo down in San Quintin. A little bit of modification to support it on the bottom and strapped it in. 1/2 day project. It is plenty of fuel for the Yamaha F150.
Epic thanks guys. Was hoping to get closer to 100gal to extend my range a bit. But that’s an easy solution for sure
 
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dwaynesda

dwayne
Apr 27, 2003
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Cabo 216
When the Cabos were built back in the late 80's, the name of the game was albacore. They were routinely found at 50 to 80 miles and the engines were gas guzzling 2 strokes. We needed larger tanks to chase those fish effectivly. The tanks started out at 90 gallons but were quickly upgraded to 105 gallons in the 216. A few years later when the deck was lifted to get a true self bailing cockpit, the tank size was increased to 120 gallons in the 216. We do not routinely do those long runs anymore so a smaller tank with a fuel efficient 4 stroke outboard is OK with today's fishing being closer tyo San Diego than before.
 
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JMinn72

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May 7, 2017
63
45
San Clemente
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Epic thanks guys. Was hoping to get closer to 100gal to extend my range a bit. But that’s an easy solution for sure
American tanks is kind of a trek from north OC but they did a great job on mine. I got a custom one made for $1800 I believe and it’s 125 gallons. I’m sure it’s cheaper if you keep the same shape and size of the one you have now. Pull it out and take it to him. He knocked it out in 3 days. I’m south Orange County and just timed it to miss traffic. Dropped right into place.

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TailWhip

Member
Feb 5, 2016
238
143
Carlsbad, CA
Name
TailWhip
Boat Name
2007 Parker 2320

Cabo 206/216/222/226 Wind Shield - New​

For those Cabo 206/216/222/226 enthusiasts that love their Cabos but have been living with a dingy, scratched or cracked windshield, and cannot find a quality replacement, we have you covered!!

We manufactured about 20 of these shields a few years back and stopped production. However, we have received numerous calls from Cabo owners looking for a shield so we decided to run another production. The cost will be $600 and you will have to pick it up in San Marcos, CA (no delivery - unfortunately because of the size, shape and fragility, we found it to be too complex and affordable to build a box to securely pack it).

Diversified Manufacturing in San Marcos, CA (https://dmoc.us/)

If you are interested please contact me. We will take payment in advance as we want to avoid people skipping out on their order and leaving us with unpaid inventory (its happened).

Guy
760-519-4238
 

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Errin

Snorkeler
Jun 22, 2015
605
545
48
Santa Barbara
Name
Errin
Boat Name
Cabo 216
When the Cabos were built back in the late 80's, the name of the game was albacore. They were routinely found at 50 to 80 miles and the engines were gas guzzling 2 strokes. We needed larger tanks to chase those fish effectivly. The tanks started out at 90 gallons but were quickly upgraded to 105 gallons in the 216. A few years later when the deck was lifted to get a true self bailing cockpit, the tank size was increased to 120 gallons in the 216. We do not routinely do those long runs anymore so a smaller tank with a fuel efficient 4 stroke outboard is OK with today's fishing being closer tyo San Diego than before.
Hahahahaha, I am still making runs 50-80 miles offshore with that gas guzzling 1991 2-stroke 175!!! Only difference is I'm chasing bluefin instead of albacore. Boat is getting 2.3 mpg in normal conditions giving me 230 miles of range, more like 200 miles loaded down with 300 pounds of ice and another 300 pounds of fish.

Would love to get better economy but I won't get rid of this motor until I blow it up - it just runs too good with plenty of torque for the heavier load!
 
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